Governor William Weld, Humphrey Bogart, Congress discussed on 1A
Get real capitalism until well, I'd say the last quarter of the nineteenth century, when we began to build the railroads and Cornelius Vanderbilt New York central alley Andrew Carnegie's, US steel unquestionably capitalism, had it's had its flaws. But again, the straw, man that people erect unregulated capitalism have they had any inkling of how many regulations there are on. How capital is allocated in this country? It's hardly unfettered. Where do you split from the founders? Is there anything from the founders definition of what conservatives, it might be that you differ with not much anything? I, I don't think so. I. I think, for example, the third most important American in our public history is John Marshall because by inventing and establishing legitimising judicial review. He said that a written constitution requires judicial supervision of majority rule the ability to lay next to the constitution acts of congress or other legislatures. And in when they are discordant to favor the constitution. So I'm pretty much with the founders. You do not mention President Trump by name in this book. But clearly there's quite a bit that's aimed at him. There's a part of the introduction. If I can find it real quickly that says it is reassuring as well as clarifying trace the pedigree of today's arguments to longstanding American disagreements between large figures of impressive learning we can dignify are present disputes among small persons of little learning by connecting them with great debates about fundamental things small persons of little learning. There are some Ivan's hardly, pointing to, hey, you shall not be named Bill Maher was on Volta not the president. I mean but clearly this is pointing at him a little bit. I'm quite serious. Not really a Bill maros had various as you don't his name doesn't appear on the bucket. I said, neither does the name of Doris day or Charlemagne or Humphrey Bogart. And this is a book about ideas, and he's not part of that conversation, I would be fascinated to hear to read your book on Humphrey Bogart. He's definitely worth the book with regards to future of the of the political landscape. Steve tweeted, would he meaning you George would he support either Governor William Weld or governor John casick in a Republican primary contest with President Trump for the twenty twenty election? Yes. And yes now John casick is not running, but Bill weld who I know. Well, who was an excellent governor, Massachusetts, who, by the way, his red Hayek? And I mean, the constitution of liberty the big thick volume not the road to serfdom the little Bill weld is funny, experienced principal. He was the vice president's or running mate on the libertarian ticket of. A twenty twenty sixteen. And as I say he's witty and intelligent, and he would make make politics fun again. How's that for a hat one more thing before we let you go? I think the thing that, just about everyone in the country dislikes about our politics is that it seemed like at the top on Capitol Hill. Not much is getting done. It's just constant gridlock, if conservatives in congress were practising, this real classical form of conservatism that you're talking about would more get done. I think so first of all, they'd clawback power and responsibility. They get back their power to set Tate taps terrace, which means taxes and all the rest. But by the way. We were talking about gridlock during the Obama years, also, the Obama years, the largest expansion of domestic social programs since nineteen sixty five when we got Medicare and Medicaid. I mean by that the Affordable Care Act, the Obama years saw congress in act in the Dodd Frank Bill, the most expensive Bill of financial regulation since the nineteen thirties. So it's a bit of a myth that nothing's getting done. I can think of nothing the American people wanted in all of our history intensely and protracted Li they did not get granted it takes a while to get it through our. Institutions, which are full of blocking mechanisms, but that's to slow things down and get things right? Again, it's medicines genius. George will a columnist for the Washington Post. His new book is called the conservative sensibility. George, thanks for talking to I enjoyed.